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The  Leicestershire
Archaeological and Historical Society

President - Michael Wood

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Leicestershire's premier archaeological and historical organisation for over 150 years

Founded in 1855 to promote the study of the history, archaeology, antiquities and architecture of Leicestershire


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The Alan J North Memorial Lecture 2016

Herculaneum: Past perfect; future conditional

Prof Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Thursday 10 March 2016 at 7.30pm
Victorian Gallery, New Walk Museum

Prof Andrew Wallace-HadrillRoman mosaic
As controversy rages about Pompeii and the challenges of its conservation, the neighbouring site of Herculaneum has, thanks to the Packard Humanities Institute, seen a fifteen year experiment in trying to preserve some of the most precious remains of antiquity. Why does it matter to preserve an ancient site?

What new insights into Roman life can we gain from doing so? The speaker, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (University of Cambridge), formerly Director of the British School at Rome, has been involved in the Herculaneum Conservation Project from its inception. 

To reserve a seat for this major lecture, which will take place in the Victorian Gallery at the New Walk Museum, please click

Nichols’ History of Leicestershire: a bi-centenary celebration

A new book, published by the LAHS, which focuses on the extraordinary, extensive and varied contents of Nichols’ great History.  Information and order details here

Buckminster - Parish Government in a Leicestershire Village
The first volume of the Leicestershire Record Series, bringing Leicestershire into line with most other English counties in having a series of editions of original documents. The first volume will interest agricultural and rural historians with documents demonstrating the role of the churchwardens, overseers, constables and surveyors of the highways. Download a flier with full details on how to purchase this item here

Now is a good time to join the LAHS

Every year, members receive the annual Transactions of the Society, the Leicestershire Historian and two issues of our 28-page illustrated Magazine.

Members are also provided with an annual Membership Card which contains details of all the lectures in our season's talks including local experts and visiting academics. Members receive priority bookings and free admission to all regular and most special occasions.

Individual membership costs just £20.00 per year (family membership £25.00, student membership £6.00).

Your subscription brings you your own copy of Transactions - the society's major annual reference work for Leicestershire, as well as the Leicestershire Historian - presenting a wide range of authoritative articles on all aspects of local history and two issues of our Magazine - in Spring and Autumn, keeping you in touch with all the society's news and events.

You also gain free admission to a full season of fascinating talks and lectures at the New Walk Museum, Leicester, and access to the society's fine library in Leicester's Guildhall, a remarkable collection of resource and reference material.

We provide priority news by email, and access to talks, visits and events, plus links to over 100 other history and heritage groups through our Networks project.

Join us by using Paypal. Select individual, family or student membership and click on Subscribe. We will send you a Form to your email address by return.



Compilation of images of Society activities

Billesdon Local History Group
Find out about the activities of one of our many affiliated Network Groups here

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